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O/T Travel to Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bob Hawkes, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    The Admiral may go buy boat/overnite ferry from Portland to Nova Scoatia or drive up through New Brunswick. For the dog all you need is a rabies certificate. I think that you need a passport soon.
    When driving through New Brunswick you'd do well to get off the Trans Canada, Rte 2,and follow some of the more scenic, old highway route, especially along the St. John River valley. If you were to cross at Houlton,Maine there is an information center and money exchange just over the border. Do NOT buy your canadian money at your local bank, they only charge 2% there or you can be treated fairly at some of the local banks in New Brunswick. The Fall is spectacular up there if the foliage has started. Great bird hunting in NB and Nova Scotia, but you need to employ a guide. They are reasonable and well worth the expense. Have a great time, Bob
     
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    Stop in Fredericktson? is that right -- NB-- it is a very interesting town kind of the old with the new

    do go along the St John River

    Do bring gore tex

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. COLOKOLAR

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    We flew to Portland-rented a car got on the ferry and went over--wonderful time, scenery, people and food. From Yarmouth we started north up the Halifax side--stopped and drank beer and ate cheese we bought at old litehouses--visited
    Oak Island [look this one up] Peggy's Cove--Halifax and its many manitime museums and stuff on the North Atlantic convoys-then across to Hall's Harbour and Lobster and down the coast for scallops at Digby and more stops for beer and cheese in a houndred little coves and inlets that are just great. We also stopped and visited all the old churches and graveyards we came across on the back roads. We also learned alot about the French who were there and banished to Louisiana etc...its as close to Europe as you can get without going there. We love it and will go back
    Bill
     
  4. KS-OKIE

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    The ferry ride is a great experence.We drove the costal highway all the way around.Be sure to stop at Lunenburg and tour the Fisheries Museum Of The North Atlantic.It is a world class museum with a rather large sundial made out of granite oblisks which are decorated with the names of local ships and their crews that have been lost at sea.The museum also had the largest live lobster ever caught....KS-OKIE.
     
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    the dog needs a recent rabies shot, I believe
     
  6. Cedar Valley

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    You mentioned going to the north part of NS. I would highly recommend driving around the Cabot Trail as well while you are there. It will take you around the coast of "Cape Breton Island". It is some of the nicest scenery anywhere. If you are going up there, add at least another day, and don't be suprised to spend two.

    Have a great trip!

    Steve Malcolm
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    Mr. Admiral, Seeing as you're still taking advice, when you are in Halifax, take in the Fort on top of the city, Cabot Trail is a must. The easy way to PEI now is the Confederation Bridge and the Island is a nice take. When you come off the bridge from PEI, go West along the North Shore of NB,there are a lot of very picturesque towns and view points as far as you want to go.You could then pick up Rte 8 South to Fredricton then up the river valley scenic route to Rte 95 at Houlton. In the center of your travels you will see a town called Coles Island at the head of the Washadamoak Lake. I have been going there several times a year for 20 years now. Great area in the Fall foliage chasing birds. Have fun,the Maritimes are a fun place with lots of good people. Bob
     
  8. higun

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    ctreay

    I think your memory may be a bit clouded. The landmark for the Kittery Trading Post is the large target on their building. KTP would be located on the left as you come "up" (north) the coast of Maine. Turning right at the Kittery Trading Post would result in an unintended swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

    I think that the landmark you are recalling may be the "FBI" in Freeport. It is known locally as the "Freeport Big Indian" as well as a few other variations that may be inappropriate to specify here. The FBI is 45 to 50 miles north of KTP on Route 1 and in close proximity to L.L.Bean.

    The rest of your memory is crystal clear however. KTP is a must do for any vacationing shooter in Maine. They have an incredibly large assortment of new and used guns as well as other outdoor related items.

    KTP is an old Maine company with deep ties to Maine trapshooting. Kevin Adams, the son of the founder , was the first Maine shooter to reach the 27 yard line. Though both Kevin and his father left us many years ago KTP continues to support Maine Trapshooting.

    If you are in Maine,and close by their store,your time would be well spent at Kittery Trading Post
     
  9. CalvinMD

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    don't forget to stop at Kittery trading post, and see the rows and rows and rows of GUNS!!!!!!
     
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